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Posts from Date:   2014-12

Research Retrospective for 2014

by Nick Heudecker  |  December 26, 2014

2014 was my first full calendar year working for Gartner. Between events and travel, I kept busy collaborating on a variety of research. In Choosing Your SQL Access Strategy for Hadoop, Merv Adrian and I explored the different approaches vendors are taking with SQL and Hadoop. This was a hot topic in the vendor space […]

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Hadoop’s Achilles Heel in 2015

by Nick Heudecker  |  December 26, 2014

Recently my colleague Merv Adrian and I spoke with a top four financial services firm about its upcoming Hadoop deployment. After several months of testing, the ten-node pilot was moving to production in a few weeks. We asked if any consulting firms or systems integrators helped with the project and the response was that Hadoop […]

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Big Data Challenges Move from Tech to the Organization

by Nick Heudecker  |  December 2, 2014

This year I had the opportunity to lead our predictions for big data. Unlike most predictions this time of year, we don’t just look ahead for the coming 12 months. The effects of innovation, changes in the market and impact on IT budgets are hard to recognize over such a short timeframe. That’s why our […]

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